Manish Karnatak

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The man who cycled from India to Europe for love

<b>Indian artist PK Mahanandia met Charlotte Von Schedvin on a winter evening in Delhi in 1975 when she asked him to draw her portrait.</b><p>What eventually followed was an epic bicycle journey from India to Europe - all for love.<p>Ms Von Schedvin was visiting India as a tourist when she spotted Mr Mahanandia …

India

This Is How the Ocean Makes Earth Livable

Seventy percent of Earth’s surface is ocean, and without it, the other 30 percent would barely be inhabitable. The ocean absorbs and distributes heat …

36 coolest gadgets of 2015

Ricoh Theta S, $350<p>With a tap of a button, the Theta S spherical camera can take up to 25 minutes of 360-degree videos. You can even live-stream your videos, if that's your thing.<p>Connect to the world with the CNN app for your new device. Learn how at cnn.com/apps.<p>First published December 22, 2015: …

Gear & Gadgets

Two tech billionaires just interviewed each other in my Stanford class — here's what they said

Here is an essay version of my class notes from Class 18 of Stanford University's CS183C — Technology-enabled Blitzscaling — taught by Reid Hoffman, John Lilly, Chris Yeh, and Allen Blue.<p>Errors and omissions are my own. Credit for good stuff is Reid, John, Chris Yeh, and Allen's entirely.<p>This class …

Startups

How to listen to (and delete) everything you've ever said to Google

Whether you’re asking directions or drunkenly swearing, Google never forgets, recording everything you’ve ever said to it. Do you dare listen back?<p>Users of Google’s voice-control features such as OK Google are probably aware that the company stores the voice recordings it receives when they talk to …

Android Phones

Coolest Cooler is a hot product with a price that leaves me cold (pictures)

Crowd Funding

NVIDIA's Tegra X1 Puts A Teraflop In Your Pocket

In 2000, the ASCI Red was the world’s first teraflop supercomputer. 15 years later and NVIDIA has just announced the first teraflop mobile processor – the Tegra X1.<p>The Tegra X1 packs more power into its eight-core 64-bit CPU and 256 GPU cores using less than 15 watts of power than the ASCI Red did …

Android Auto

The price of life in Singapore, city of rules: 'It’s a Faustian deal'

The south-east Asian city-state has been hailed for its urban policies – and condemned for the authoritarianism that underpins them. So what do Singapore’s residents make of life there?<p>Imagine you could remove all the daily irritations from the city in which you live. No one pushing or talking …

Asia

Ancient Indian aircraft on agenda of major science conference

The Wright brothers were a little late to the aviation game when you consider that pilots in ancient India were flying aircraft not only around the world, but from planet to planet as well. At least, that's one of the claims scheduled to be presented at the Indian Science Congress beginning …

Pseudo-science

Best value destinations for 2015

Bang for your buck and pizzazz for your pound: here’s where to stretch this year’s travel budget until it oozes contentment.<p>1. Tunisia<p>Low prices had just begun to lure travellers back to Tunisia, but a terrorist attack in the capital on March 18 has dealt a blow to the tourism industry’s recovery. …

What you need to know about Tor and the hackers targeting it

There are a lot of tools online that claim to offer you total privacy. But when dealing with something like Internet anonymity, it's hard to be …

60 of the Best Android Apps Launched in 2014

Android really came into its own in 2014, with the Material Design language, several great devices, and most importantly, scores of brilliant apps for the platform.<p>Here are our favorites that launched this year. You can view all 60 on one (very long) page here.<p>Photos and Video<p>Dropbox’s clever …